WILLIAM M. COOPER, M.D.; WILLIAM B. TUTTLE, M.D.
Erythrocytosis has been reported in association with a wide variety of pathologic states: exposure to low atmospheric oxygen pressure, heart disease and in particular the cyanotic group of congenital heart disease, arteriovenous fistulas, endocrine disorders such as Cushing's syndrome, intracranial tumors, the pulmonary diseases characterized by decreased respiratory exchange, obesity, fibromyomas of the uterus, and intoxication by, or exposure to, analine, phosphorus, cobalt and certain other chemicals.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Grant and Root reviewed the experimental data concerning the fundamental stimulus for erythropoiesis in their comprehensive article in 1952.7
The unique relationship of hypernephroma and polycythemia has
COOPER WM, TUTTLE WB. POLYCYTHEMIA ASSOCIATED WITH A BENIGN KIDNEY LESION: REPORT OF A CASE OF ERYTHROCYTOSIS WITH HYDRONEPHROSIS, WITH REMISSION OF POLYCYTHEMIA FOLLOWING NEPHRECTOMY1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:1008–1015. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-5-1008
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(5):1008-1015.
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